October 2004 Volume 1, Edition 3 - Music Day Edition

This is a special Daniel Pearl Music Day edition of our e-mail newsletter. Please feel free to forward this newsletter to others who might be interested and contact us with suggestions and ideas. If you would prefer not to receive our newsletter, please follow the "unsubscribe" information at the bottom of this e-mail.

> Global Network of Concerts Underway – Harmony for Humanity
> You Can Still Join This Year's Global Celebration
> Newly Available: Public Service Announcement (PSA) Featuring Herbie Hancock, Elton John, Hamza el Din and Ida Haendel
> The Distinguished Daniel Pearl Music Day Honorary Committee
> Many Thanks to the Hundreds of Volunteers Around the World!
> Your Support Needed

Third Annual Daniel Pearl Music Day is Largest Global Network of Concerts Dedicated to a Single Cause - Harmony for Humanity!
The Third Annual Daniel Pearl Music Day officially starts on Friday, October 8th and we have already surpassed last year's participation! Harmony for Humanity dedications will ring the world in over 230 musical events in 28-plus countries and more than 30 U.S. states. Registrations are arriving every hour. (See our complete Concert Listings.) To be part of this global event, add a concert to the list or find and attend a Music Day concert close to you.

The range of musicians and events is phenomenal...from symphony orchestras in Boston, Chicago, Amman (Jordan), Haifa (Israel), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Guanajuato (Mexico) and Johannesburg (South Africa), to schools, youth orchestras and music students across the U.S. and in Australia, Israel, and Spain. From sacred songs to pop, hip hop to country, flamenco to jazz, world beat to blues, rock to traditional and everything in between. Elton John will perform "Daniel" in Las Vegas. R.E.M. will dedicate their Los Angeles show. Sir James Galway will dedicate performances in Memphis and Cleveland. On the same evening, African melodies in Burkina Faso and Shabbat services in Los Angeles will blend in Harmony for Humanity.

"Danny was a talented musician and principled journalist who respected all cultures" said his father Judea Pearl. "Music Day is his legacy to raise awareness of our common humanity."

You Can Still Join This Year's Global Celebration
Any musician or DJ with a show scheduled before October 17th can register a performance and add a dedication from the stage. The registration form , sample dedications, and participation guidelines are on our website. www.danielpearl.org/musicday04 E-mail [email protected] or call 1-877-9-MUSIC-9 or 707-861-6010 for more information.

If there are no concerts or radio shows near you, we invite you to send us your own Daniel Pearl Music Day dedication via e-mail to [email protected]. Watch our Music Day website - www.danielpearl.org/musicday04 - for information on how to view webcast Music Day concerts via the internet.

Have You Seen the Daniel Pearl Music Day PSAs?
Jazz icon Herbie Hancock, rock legend Elton John, classical violinist Ida Haendel and the father of modern Nubian music Hamza el Din jointly issue an invitation to musicians world wide to join them in "using the universal language of music to diminish hatred, respect differences and reach out in friendship" on the Music Day PSAs produced by Brett Dowler and distributed to TV and radio stations by the National Association of Broadcasters. The PSAs are being aired on many local TV and radio stations and nationwide in the US on CNN and FOX News Channel.

Daniel Pearl Music Day Honorary Committee
Distinguished musicians from many musical genres joined the Daniel Pearl Music Day Honorary Committee. Many of them will be dedicating performances this year in cities across the world. Our deep appreciation to Salman Ahmad, Theodore Bikel, Yefim Bronfman, Hamza el Din, Ida Haendel, Herbie Hancock, Elton John, Tania Libertad, Yo-Yo Ma, Zubin Mehta, Mark O'Connor, George Pehlivanian, Itzhak Perlman, A.J. Racy, Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Ravi Shankar, Barbra Streisand and John Williams for their support of Harmony for Humanity.

Many Thanks to the Hundreds of Volunteers and Supporters!
The Daniel Pearl Foundation is grateful to our many volunteers and supporters whose contributions enable us to ring the world with Harmony for Humanity. We have received tremendous support from individual volunteers who organize concerts, raise awareness and provide professional skills such as graphic design, filming and publicity. Associations such as ASCAP and companies like the Guitar Center have helped to spread the word. We would like to recognize the Skirball Foundation for their support for youth involvement in our activities and Virtual Boardwalk/Lenos and Microsoft for the web-based solutions which enabled us to keep in touch with people around the world. Daniel Pearl Music Day would not reach as far and wide without the coordination support from AMC Network, the Blackbird Group and Allison & Partners. Thank you.

Your Support Needed
There are no financial obligations to participate in Daniel Pearl Music Day and this is not a fundraising event for the Daniel Pearl Foundation. In addition to enjoying the music and reaching out in friendship, we hope that you will consider giving the most generous gift you can to aid the Daniel Pearl Foundation in our mission of promoting cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music and innovative communications. To see our list of major donors and support us with donations, visit our Make a Donation page online.

Thank you for helping us create a better world.

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